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  • Kachwanya: Kenya is a ripe market for old ideas
    30 Jul 2014 - You have an old idea? Pitch it to Kenya. Dear reader, entrepreneur, policy maker and academician, the article by XN Iraki on Why Innovation lag is a drain on economy posted on The Standard should get you thinking. Not just thinking of how great points Iraki has put...
  • TechMoran: Car manufacturers taken to court over CD-copying systems
    30 Jul 2014 - General motors and Ford are being sued by musicians’ interest group within the US over in-car CD players that permit the storage of musical tracks on a hard drive. The entertainment systems “rip” music from any disc, preventing passengers from re-inserting CDs...
  • TechMoran: Google sued over sex party images
    29 Jul 2014 - Max Mosley, Ex-Formula one boss, is filing a suit against Google for publishing his pictures with prostitutes at a sex party. Google is accused of misusing private information and violating the Data Protection Act. 74-year-old Mosley needs Google to block images...
  • TechMoran: Man convicted for driving car from passenger seat
    29 Jul 2014 - A 20-year-old Spanish man, who sought a small YouTube fame to strengthen his image, chose to film himself driving down a freeway from the passenger seat. To show his skillful performance, he moved the camera around to show the road ahead and his steering. He then...
  • Kachwanya: Dear Facebook user, you must install Facebook Messenger, now!
    29 Jul 2014 - I can bet that you are a Facebook user – and a user of Facebook through a phone . In particular, I bet you use the renowned Facebook App for iOS, Android or Windows; depending on the smartphone you are using. If you are one of the many who use Facebook App, then you...
  • TechMoran: Kenyan Arrested Over Imposting Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko
    29 Jul 2014 - It has been a simple task for many to masquerade as any celebrity on social media. But not for Mr. Joseph Gitau Njoki, who has come to the public’s attention for impersonating Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko on social media after allegedly luring victims to fundraise...
  • TechMoran: Naspers’ Romero Rodrigues Joins Wayfair.com to Nurture its Global Ambitions
    29 Jul 2014 - Boston-based online retailer of home furnishings and decor, Wayfair has appointed Romero Rodrigues to it’s board of directors. The Buscapé Company founder has led more than 15 acquisitions and raised four funding rounds from investors including Great Hill Partners,...
  • TechMoran: Standard Group CEO Sam Shollei Allegedly Threatens to Fight Kenya’s Anti-Corruption Chief
    29 Jul 2014 - There was a fiery exchange in an audio recording believed to have been between Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Chairman Mr Mumo Matemu with another party believed to have been Standard Group CEO Sam Shollei. The voice believed to be Mr Shollei’s...
  • TechMoran: Kenya’s Mobile Subscriptions Hit 31.8 Million
    29 Jul 2014 - Kenya now boasts of more than 31.8 million mobile subscriptions up from 31.3 million recorded during the last quarter, according to recent ICT Sector Quarterly Statistics Report for Q3 Financial Year 2013/14. This increase  represents a 1.7 per cent growth during the...
  • TechMoran: Teraco Now Connecting Over 54 Countries to Cloud Services
    29 Jul 2014 - When it was launched two years ago, the Africa Cloud eXchange (ACX) from Teraco Data Centre Environments, nothing this big was expected apart from an ambition to give partners access to key content from local and international content providers. Today, Teraco now...
  • TechMoran: Africa.com Launches New Social-Media Driven Pages to Put Africa on the Map
    29 Jul 2014 - Following news on Africa by country is cumbersome as the 54 countries have various media companies; in different languages and on various mediums. To simplify that, Africa.com, an Africa-related website curating news on the most important topics on the continent,...
  • TechMoran: SA Companies Adopting ‘Tap-n-Go’ Cashless Payment Systems
    29 Jul 2014 - Retailers, financial institutions and brands in South Africa are adopting to new payment technologies to help consumers to easily and quickly transact using cashless payment methods wherever they are. Webtickets, South Africa’s online ticketing solutions firm recently...
  • IT News Africa: Video Interview: Isaac Mophatlane – Business Connexion
    29 Jul 2014 - Isaac Mophatlane – CEO Business Connexion. (Image Source: BCX) In 1996, Isaac co-founded the former Business Connection, a computer reseller focused on Government and parastatals with his twin brother, Benjamin, which subsequently merged with Seattle Solutions in 2001...
  • IT News Africa: Online fashion portal Madichaba now live
    29 Jul 2014 - Consumers are faced with numerous online shopping destinations that sell a wide range of products including: electronic gadgets, books, entertainment, clothing, shoes and accessories. According to on retailer, Madichaba, studies show that South Africans are not averse...
  • HumanIPO: Epson honoured at BLI’s Summer 2014 Pick Awards
    29 Jul 2014 - Named as the Outstanding A4 Departmental Scanner, Epson’s WorkForce DS-860 outperformed the competition with its speed and versatility, earning the Pick award for the Summer 2014 award season. Andy Bray, product manager, Epson Europe, said: “We are delighted to have...
  • IT News Africa: Solving the VDI deployment nightmare
    29 Jul 2014 - Back in 2009, Gartner predicted there would be 49 million VDI users by the end of 2013. From what we’ve noticed at Tintri, VDI deployments are constantly on the rise as more customers recognise the advantages of VDI every day. The advantages of VDI are clear – Virtual...
  • Capital Tech: Japanese prime minister wants Robot Olympics in 2020
    29 Jul 2014 - The prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, wants his country to hold the first ‘robot olympics’ in 2020. The Japanese prime minister wants Tokyo to hold the first “robot olympics”. Shinzo Abe is hoping the country can hold an Olympic games specifically for robots...
  • TechMoran: Bharti Airtel hits 300 million subscribers
    28 Jul 2014 - Global mobile telco Bharti Airtel announced it crossed the 300 million-customer mark across its entire operations on Monday. The milestone includes subscribers across fixed line and DSL, mobile and DTH services. Bharti Airtel, whose operations are in 20 countries...
  • TechMoran: Safaricom breaks new ground for mobile ticketing in Kenya
    28 Jul 2014 - Ticket solutions provider Tickets Kenya has partnered with Safaricom to create a mobile platform for easy sale of tickets during sports, travel and entertainment events. The new platform provides event organizers with a platform to sell tickets via M-Pesa. In return,...
  • TechMoran: Fintech to spur emerging markets with new private equity firm
    28 Jul 2014 - Apis Partners, a new private equity firm, has been launched to invest in financial technology in emerging markets. Apis Partners seeks to invest in financial and business service firms in Asia and Africa that are seeking to open up banking to people through new...
  • Kachwanya: Former CCK Now an authority not a Commission.
    28 Jul 2014 - The Communication Authority of Kenya formerly CCK assumed new roles on its transition from a Commission to an Authority. The new title means command, control and power as opposed to being a commission. With a mission to Facilitate the transformation of lives through...
  • TechMoran: Jumia Launches in Ghana & Cameroon | Up’s its Operations in Uganda
    28 Jul 2014 - In June 2013, Rocket Internet-backed Jumia launched in Ivory Coast and later in February went live in Kampala, Uganda. Today, the firm announced it had launched in Ghana and Cameroon and as revamped its Kampala operations, adding to 8, the number of countries its...
  • TechMoran: Celestine Ezeokoye Launches Ocaman to Help You Manage Any Type of Ocassion
    28 Jul 2014 - Nigeria’s Ocaman is an app that aims to connect its users to awesome service providers who will help host an event, right from your invitation cards to selecting a venue to hiring photographers and even venue decorators. Launching in Beta, the startup says its users...
  • TechMoran: Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi Secures $40 Million Series D to Take on Uber
    28 Jul 2014 - As Uber expands in Africa and across the world, its competitors aren’t asleep. Rocket Internet-backed taxi hailing app Easy Taxi, operating in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia has secured USD 40m in Series D funding led by the Russian Phenomen Ventures with...
  • TechMoran: Charged blogger released on 0.5M cash bail
    28 Jul 2014 - Seth Odongo alias Dikembe Disembe, a blogger has today been released by a Kenyan court on a Ksh. 500, 000 cash bail after his lawyer James Orengo argued that the initial cash bail set last Friday at Ksh 2 million was too high and prohibitive to civil liberties. Also...
  • TechMoran: Microsoft & South Africa’s Global Micro Partner to Boost Local Cloud Services
    28 Jul 2014 - Last week, Global Micro Solutions and Microsoft partnered to boost South Africa’s cloud reseller market by providing practical advice on how to become a cloud provider and the benefits of using a local cloud partner. The companies said opportunity exists for resellers...
  • TechMoran: Airtel partners with East African Business Summit (EABS) to host regional conference
    28 Jul 2014 - Airtel Africa, has signed an agreement with the East African Business Summit (EABS) to be a partner in the upcoming regional summit slated for October in Rwanda. Through Airtel Money, the company will be one of the partners of the two-day summit, scheduled to take...
  • TechMoran: Safaricom ordered to open its M-Pesa platform
    28 Jul 2014 - Kenya’s communications regulator Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has ordered Safaricom to open its M-Pesa platform following a petition Airtel Kenya filed earlier this year accusing Safaricom of unfair competition. In a statement, Airtel said that the order...
  • IT News Africa: Get help with Rising DDoS threats
    28 Jul 2014 - Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Arbor Networks distributor Networks Unlimited. (Image Source: Networks Unlimited). The number of cyber threats are growing, but most enterprises still feel unprepared to deal with them. The answer lies in expert assistance and...
  • TechMoran: Family Bank now issuing chip-and-pin debit cards
    28 Jul 2014 - Family bank has made the switch to chip-and-pin payment cards as part of an ongoing to adhere to regulations in the banking sector targeted at reducing fraud. To be branded by Visa, the Chip-and-pin cards, also known as Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) cards are more...

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